Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/07/virgin_media_tivo_refund/

Virgin gives early adopters benefit of recent price cut

First TiVo owners get £50 refund

By Hard Reg

Posted in Hardware, 7th July 2011 15:21 GMT

In a rare moment of magnanimity - for the consumer electronics boz - Virgin Media is apparently compensating early adopters for a subsequent price cut.

When it began offering its 1TB hard drive-equipped, TiVo-based set-top box, Virgin charged punters £150 for the unit.

Now, both existing Virgin customers and new ones pay £100 for the box - or £50 if they opt for the 500GB model.

Usually that's tough luck for the folk who coughed up the higher price. But not this time: Virgin has been emailing punters telling them: "We're giving you a £50 refund on your Virgin Media account, so you'll be paying our new and improved price." ®